Project Number UK/09/LLP-LdV/TOI-163_254
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Country UK-United Kingdom
EDUCATING THE EDUCATORS
Helping to overcome technology barriers in educators and improving the ability to interact with the ‘connected’ generation
The purpose of the project was to educate vocational teachers in technologies and innovations for learning and prepare them to get better connected with a new generation of learners.
The project offered teachers across Europe and the UK the opportunity to get free training and experience in developing e-learning through a virtual teacher training island, live training courses and workshops, an e-learning course and website.
This ambitious project was backed by a partnership of organisations across Europe including Sweden, Germany, Hungary and Bulgaria and led by a UK Coventry based e-Learning Studios (a division of Research House UK Ltd).
The i-Educate project transferred learning technology innovations developed in European and other projects which were originally developed for and with learners to VETPROS across Europe through experiential approaches including an e-learning course on Learning Technologies with accompanying handbook, a virtual teacher training island in Second Life with virtual workshops and resources, a resource Website and 'live' training courses. There was a reciprocal arrangement whereby VETPROS in receipt of training/support were encouraged to provide ideas on how they have implemented technologies in their learning for use by others, thus forming a continuous cycle of exchange and transfer across Europe.
The partnership was made of up 6 partners from the UK (x2), Sweden, Bulgaria, Hungary, Germany, with a wide range of complementary skills and expertise including expertise on technologies for learning/e-learning, access to vast numbers of VETPROS across Europe, research and evaluation and experience and contacts to facilitate an effective dissemination/valorisation process.
The project increased the numbers of VETPROS in Europe using technologies in their teaching practice, contributing to actions described in the Lisbon Agenda to support its actions in the areas of making Europe the most competitive and dynamic knowledge based economy in the world and making Europe’s education and training systems a world reference.
Open and distance learning
Access for disadvantaged
Information and Communication
Other Service Activities
transparency and certification
open and distance learning
material for open learning
Product information A UK accredited e-learning course on Learning Technologies with accompanying book, a virtual teacher training island in Second Life with virtual workshops and resources, a resource Website and 'live' training courses.